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ICJ Orders Israel to Allow Unhindered Aid to Gaza


Fri 29 Mar 2024 | 06:24 PM
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Plevier/File Photo
Ahmed Emam

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has ordered Israel to take all necessary and effective measures to ensure that basic aid reaches the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip without delay. In its ruling, the ICJ stated that Israel should work in full cooperation with the United Nations to provide urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza.

These include "food, water, electricity, fuel, shelter, clothing, hygiene and sanitation requirements, as well as medical supplies and medical care to Palestinians throughout Gaza, including by increasing the capacity and number of land crossing points and maintaining them open for as long as necessary."

On Jan. 26, ICJ ordered Israel to take all possible measures to prevent acts of genocide against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, to halt incitement against Palestinians as a group, to preserve evidence and to take immediate measures to ensure humanitarian aid.